Symposium: Making (intangible) heritage visible


The new museum definition of ICOM and the FARO Convention highlight the importance of the participation of communities. Therefore, seven professionals working in the field of intangible cultural heritage from different European countries will share their insights on the making of an inventory, participation, and methods to make heritage visible for a broader audience. What can we learn from the European examples and how can we enhance and improve cooperation with communites?

15:30 Doors open 
15:45 – 15:50
15:50 – 16:00 Introduction of the theme
16:00 – 16:40 Part I Working with communities

Many heritage organisations are experimenting with working with communities. How to do this succesfully and in an equal way? How do you create a sustainable relationship with a community? And what can be the result of a succesfull collaboration or co-creation with communities? In this first part, professionals from Italy, Poland, and Finland will share their experiences.

16:40 –16:55 Break
16:55 – 17:45 Part II Cross-overs

(Intangible) cultural heritage does not exist in itself: it is part of society. Many heritage organisations are working on bringing (intangible) cultural heritage closer to the public and to stimulate the safeguarding by doing research, making an inventory, making it visible in museums or digitising it. What are succesful examples of the work of European heritage professionals in Germany, Belgium, Scotland and Spain?

17:45 – 17:50 Wrap-up by moderator
17:50 – 19:00 Networking drinks

The symposium is organised together with DutchCulture.


  • Agata Mucha Regional coordinator for ICH at the National Heritage Board of Poland, Poland
  • Frea Vancraeynest Staff member at Histories, Belgium
  • Matti Hakamäki Director at the Finnish Folk Music Institute, Finland
  • Claudio Gnessi Director at Associazione Ecomuseo Casilino ad Duas Lauros, Italy
  • Sara González Cambeiro Anthropologist at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (Ministry of Culture and Sports), Spain
  • Patricia Rahemipour Director at Institute for museum research - Prussian Heritage Foundation, Germany
  • Jacob O’Sullivan Museum Development Manager - Collections & Interpretation at Museums Galleries Scotland, United Kingdom

Practical information

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2023
Time: 15:30 – 17:45, followed by networking drinks
Location: Luther Museum Amsterdam, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570, 1018 VG Amsterdam
Language: English

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